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Governor proclaims 2014 ‘Year of the Veteran’
In a proclamation by Governor Sandoval, the state will recognize 2014 as the Year of the Veteran. “The Governor has stated clearly it is our goal to make Nevada the most veteran friendly state in the country,” said Kat Miller, director NDVS. Find an online survey for veterans at www.surveymonkey.com/s/nevadaveterans, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/veteransproviders to access the survey for Nevada’s veteran service providers and visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/NV_Military_Comm to access the survey for Nevada’s military community.
Crab and Pasta Feed to benefit Boosters
The 32nd annual Incline High School Boosters Crab and Pasta Feed will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner. There will be a fabulous silent auction, raffle and live auction. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.inclinecrabfeed.com or purchase from the Potlatch. Auction items, sponsorship and donations are needed. If interested, email email@example.com. The IHS Booster Club provides support to the academic, art and athletic programs at the high school. The Crab Feed is an Incline tradition not to be missed.
Tahoe’s world premier of Mark Twain’s America
Pianist extraordinaire Jacqueline Schwab and McAvoy Layne collaborate to lend beautiful music to the life of Mark Twain. Schwab has performed more than a dozen of Ken Burns’ documentaries, including Mark Twain. Burns said, “Jacqueline brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and ... unusually moving.”
McAvoy Layne has portrayed Mark Twain for 25 years, including the History Channel’s Cronkite award-winning documentary, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
Together they breathe new life into Mark Twain’s America Feb. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m., the trouble begins at 7 p.m. The Mark Twain Cultural Center & Toccata Guttman Music Hall, 760 Mays Blvd., Incline Village. Take a picnic basket with your favorite beverage or order from Bar Bar Bar, Lupita’s or Village Deli. Tickets $20 cash or check, make reservations at 775-833-1835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican Women’s Club to meet
The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women’s Club invites you to their February luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at The Chateau in Incline Village. Sue Lowden will be the keynote speaker, who is running for Lieutenant Governor for Nevada. Please RSVP to Lorri Waldman at memomL@aol.com, call 775-831-8039 or 775-742-1652.
Mountain lake Cleaning increases revenues
Mountain Lake Cleaning, a company based in Incline Village, says expansion into construction cleaning and commercial janitorial contracts led to a three-fold increase in revenues during 2013.
Dirk Foster, owner and president of the company, said gross sales increased by more than $100,000 from 2012 to 2013.
The company’s staff, which ranges in size from six to a high of 12 during the peak summer season, provides private- and vacation-home service as well as commercial cleaning in communities on the north shore of Lake Tahoe as well as Truckee. Visit www.mountainlakecleaning.com.
Incline Village Library news
Display cases: 50 years of Bohemia and Arts and Crafts style art glass from Joseph Huelle’s private collection. Jan. 30, 6:30-8 p.m., The Homeowner Blueprint: Navigating the Real Estate Storm. Real estate professional, Anthony Biagi will present information on what you need to know about the foreclosure process or dealing with an underwater home. Feb. 4, 11, and 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Writing Workshop. Thought provoking writing and reading exercises intended to encourage all veterans, active and retired, to write about their experiences for their own benefit or to share. Every Tuesday from Feb. 4-March 18, excepting holidays. Feb. 5, 4-4:45 p.m. Valentine’s Day Story Time. Celebrate the holiday dedicated to love with stories, treats and crafts. Feb. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., History of Art Glass. Joe Huelle, a native of Bohemia, is an impassioned art glass collector of 50 years. He will talk about his collection of art glass, currently on display at the Incline Village Library, and answer questions about this obscure art from. Feb. 7 and 21, 2-4 p.m., Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno. Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m., Anouaze Beat. Native West African performers share the history and culture of their homeland through costumes, masks, drumming, and dancing.
Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Seeking state’s top senior citizen
The search for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year begins on Feb. 1.
The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization (ASDO), established the award last year.
Frank Pati, a 76-year-old Mesquite resident, was honored by Governor Sandoval and the Congressional delegation as the first-ever Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year. Nominators described Pati’s efforts like this:
“In the past two decades, Frank not only brought distinction to Mesquite and the state of Nevada through his senior softball tournaments and the Mesquite Senior Games, he changed the lives of many seniors in giving them a vehicle to stay active and to develop new friendships.”
Who’s the next Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year? It could be a friend, a neighbor or a community leader. It could be someone from your town or across the state.
The competition is open to all those who are age 60 and older and have lived in Nevada for five years. The nomination guidelines and forms are available at nevshc.org.
The deadline for nominations is March 31. The award will be presented in May.
Veterans legislative symposium invitation
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will host a Veterans Legislative Symposium March 8 in Reno to bring together leaders and those interested in veterans issues together to plan for the upcoming 78th legislature in 2015. Space is limited to 200 attendees. Date: March 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, in Reno. Coffee service will be provided throughout the meeting. To attend, reply to email@example.com with the subject line “Vet Legislative Symposium.”